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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 26 May 2015

Zeller is the director of the Center for Tobacco Products, [...] the center will soon have regulatory authority over other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, which have become enormously controversial even as they have gained in use. Through something called a “deeming rule,” the center is in the process of asserting that oversight over e-cigarettes.

2015-05-26
nytimes.com

MPs who use e-cigarettes now have to go outside when they want their fix - because vaping has been banned across parliament. In a ruling made by the House of Commons Commission, backed by the House of Lords Committee, vaping is banned everywhere in parliament. People have also been asked to refrain from charging e-cigs anywhere inside parliament, [...]

2015-05-26
mirror.co.uk

[...] This leaves many parents, public health officials and consumers asking whether e-cigarettes are better or worse for lung health than traditional cigarettes. Now, a team of researchers adds its findings to others that suggest nicotine in any form is damaging to lungs. 

2015-05-26
medicalxpress.com

In 2013, the Alberta government became the first in North America to pass legislation to ban all forms of flavoured tobacco, including menthol cigarettes. The legislation was hailed widely by health groups across the continent and it was believed that implementation was imminent and unstoppable. Menthol is the most popular tobacco flavouring among Canadian youth and it is also the most harmful.

2015-05-26
calgaryherald.com

The tobacco-free generation is a key “endgame” reform, recognised internationally as part of a suite of measures to finally eliminate tobacco smoking. If legislation currently before the Tasmanian parliament passes, the state could be the first in the world to prohibit the sale of tobacco to people born after 2000.

2015-05-26
theconversation.com

Toronto's chief medical officer of health wants to pull the city's bars out from under a haze of hookah smoke. Dr. David McKeown has recommended that the city ban the use of the devices in licensed establishments starting Oct. 1. "Using a hookah to smoke any substance poses health risks, such as heart and lung diseases, lung cancer [...]

2015-05-26
huffingtonpost.ca

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